A Mind For Numbers - How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Barbara Oakley, PhD

Key Facts or Insights from "A Mind For Numbers"

  1. Learning is a skill that can be developed and enhanced.
  2. The brain functions in two modes: focused and diffused, both of which are essential for learning.
  3. Procrastination is a major hindrance to learning. It can be overcome by understanding the reasons behind it and employing effective strategies like the Pomodoro Technique.
  4. Memory is closely linked to learning. Techniques such as spaced repetition, active recall, and making mental connections can improve memory retention.
  5. Practice and repetition are critical for developing understanding and expertise.
  6. The concept of "chunking" - breaking down complex...

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